A largely semi-desert country, Chad is rich in gold and uranium and stands to benefit from its recently-acquired status as an oil-exporting state. It is bordered by Libya to the north, Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic to the south, Cameroon and Nigeria to the southwest, and Niger to the west.
Source: World Statistics Pocket Book - United Nations  
                                                                                                    Summary Statistics
Full NameThe Republic of Chad
RegionCentral Africa
Surface Area1.28 million sq km (495,800 sq miles)
Population11.8 million (UN, 2012)
Major LanguagesFrench, Arabic
Major ReligionIslam, Christianity
CurrencyCFA Franc (XAF)
Main ExportsCotton, oil, livestock, textiles
International Dialing Code+235
                                                                                                    Economic Indicators
GDP (Million Current US $)201110,450
GDP – Growth Rate at Constant 2005 prices (Annual %)20113.6
GDP per Capita (Current US $)2011907.0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (% of GDP)201122.6
BOP – Current Account (Million US $)2011...
CPI (2000 = 100)2011...
Labor force participation, adult female pop. (%)201164.4
Labor force participation, adult male pop. (%)201180.2
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants)20111.9
Exports (Million US$)2011...
Imports (Million US$)2011...
Major trading partners (% of exports)2011...
Major trading partners (% of imports)2011 ...
                                                                                                    Social Indicators
Population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20152.6
Urban population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20153.0
Rural population growth rate (Average annual %) 2010-20152.5
Urban population (%) 201221.9
Life expectancy at birth (Females and Males, years) 2010-201551.6/48.6
Infant mortality rate (Per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015123.9
Fertility rate, total (Live births per woman) 2010-20155.7
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-20122.5
Threatened species 201233 
Forested area (% of land area) 20109.0
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009414/0.0